Application Instructions

Application Questions and Instructions

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Application FieldsInstructions / Explanations
Owner or Nonprofit Authorized Agent Details
First Name (Owner or nonprofit authorized agent) Enter the name of the OWNER of the company. The owner must control 50% or more to be eligible to apply. An individual can only apply for one business grant, regardless of how many businesses that person may own. Only one grant per business will be allowed.

For nonprofit organizations, an authorized agent is someone who regularly conducts business on behalf of the organization. Acceptable titles include: CEO, President, Chair, and Executive Director.
Owner Last Name
TitleExamples include CEO, President, Owner, Principle, Chair, Executive Director
Owner email address
Owner cell phone
Owner Mailing Address 1 This will be the address used to correspond with the applicant. We understand the Mailing address may be different from the business physical address.
Mailing address does not have to be within the County of Ventura; only the physical address for the business needs to be within Ventura County.
Owner Mailing Address 2
Owner City
Owner State
Owner Zip
Owner DOB
% of Ownership in Business To apply, the owner must control 50% or more of the company. If it is a nonprofit or corporation, the Authorized Agent may apply. To qualify for priority factors, the owner must meet any of the factors and control 51% or more of the company.
% of Ownership in Business To apply, the owner must control 50% or more of the company. If it is a nonprofit or corporation, the Authorized Agent may apply. To qualify for priority factors, the owner must meet any of the factors and control 51% or more of the company.
Business Information
Is this business a Nonprofit Organization? (501c3, 501c19, 501c6)Nonprofit organizations must submit a scanned copy of the organization's IRS Exemption Determination Letter (Affirmation letters will also be accepted). Only organizations that the IRS has certified exempt from taxation under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6) and 501(c)(19) will be eligible.
Business Name
DBA (if applicable) Doing business as (DBA) refers to businesses that operate under a registered fictitious name.
Business EIN (Social Security # for Sole Prop) Enter your business 9-digit Employer Identification Number (EIN), also referred to as the Federal Tax Identification Number (Tax ID number) if you have one. If you are a sole proprietor and use your Social Security number for your business taxes, please enter your Social Security Number here.
Business Phone
Business Physical Address 1 (No PO Box) Please input your physical address here. You will need to show proof that your business is located within the County of Ventura. Nothing will be mailed to this address. All correspondence will be sent to the mailing address you provided under "Owner Details." (Upload ONE document from the following list.) Either Business License, Fictitious Name Statement, Certificate of Organization, Articles of Incorporation, Utility Bill with name of business.
Business Physical Address 2
Business City
Business ZIP
Business Start Date (Must be before 2021) Business must have been established in the year 2020 or earlier
Business website
Are you currently open or have a plan to re-open when allowed? If your business is closed due to Covid-19 closure requirements, but you intend to open once local business closure restrictions are lifted, please answer YES here.
Have you registered your business at www.VCreopens.org?All businesses must certify that they are meeting the Covid-19 worksite safety requirements. This attestation may be done online at www.VCreopens.org
Annual Gross RevenueGross revenue shall be determined based on IRS tax form definition of “gross sales” (less any returns and allowances) as reported on line 1.c. on both Form 1120 (corporate return) or From 1120S (S corp return); line 3 on IRS Schedule C for single-member LLCs and sole proprietorships; line 1.c on Form 1065 for partnerships; line 1.c and line 2 on Schedule F for farming businesses; and line 12 on Form 990 for nonprofit organizations. Schedule E is not eligible.
Do you have a Business License? Please check with your local jurisdiction to determine if you need a business license.
Jurisdiction of your business licenseIndicate the city or county unincorporated community where your business is physically located.
What does your business do? Provide a description to allow us to know what type of business you own. For example: market, dry cleaner, marketing consultant, hair salon, restaurant.
Is your PRIMARY business to provide child care services?
Please select the category that best describes your business.
Number of Employees on March 13, 2020List the number of employees, not including any owners, you had before Covid restriction began?
Grant Impacts
Will this grant help you retain or create jobs?This information is for internal purposes and does not impact your grant eligibility or priority.
# of Full time employees you plan to retain or hireThis information is for internal purposes and does not impact your grant eligibility or priority.
# of Part time employees you plan to retain or hireThis information is for internal purposes and does not impact your grant eligibility or priority.
How was your business negatively impacted by COVID 19Multiple choice. Select all that apply. This information is for internal purposes and does not impact your grant eligibility or priority.
Do you agree to use this grant for the ELIGIBLE USES OF FUNDS listed in the grant criteria? (Yes or No) ELIGIBLE USES OF FUNDS
• All employee expenses including payroll costs, health care benefits, paid sick, medical, or family leave, and insurance premiums.
• Working capital, overhead (including rent, utilities, mortgage principal and interest payments (excluding mortgage prepayments)), debt payments (principal and interest) incurred before March 1, 2020.
• Costs associated with re-opening operations after being fully or partially closed due to state or local COVID-19 health and safety orders or restrictions and closures.
• Costs associated with complying with COVID-19 federal, state or local guidelines for reopening with required safety protocols, including but not limited to equipment, plexiglass barriers, outdoor dining, PPE supplies, testing, and employee training expenses.
• Any other COVID-19-related expenses not already covered (for the same period) through grants, forgivable loans or other relief through federal, state, county or city programs.